SierraSummits wrote:To answer my own question, yes. Snow was ~2 feet deep and powdery above 8800 feet. Crossing the boulder fields was like playing posthole minesweeper. At one point, without snowshoes, we found crawling to be more efficient and safer than attempting to cross the snow covered boulders.
laswanso wrote:What day are these conditions from? We are planning to try Thunderbolt peak tomorrow and Friday and I was also wondering if snowshoes will be necessary.
Also, which peak did you end up doing? Besides postholing, was the snow a problem? I'm mostly concerned that the snow might make the class 3/4 sections near the top more difficult. Any information on the palisade region conditions would be helpful. Thanks
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